British Aerospace plc (BAe) was a UK aircraft, munitions and defence-systems manufacturer. Its head office was in the Warwick House in the Farnborough Aerospace Centre in Farnborough, Hampshire. In 1999 it purchased Marconi Electronic Systems, the defence electronics and naval shipbuilding subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, to form BAE Systems.
The company was formed in the United Kingdom as a statutory corporation on 29 April 1977 as a result of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. This called for the nationalisation and merger of the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. In 1979 BAe officially joined Airbus, the UK having previously withdrawn support for the consortium in April 1969.
In accordance with the provisions of the British Aerospace Act 1980 the statutory corporation was changed to a Public limited company (plc), British Aerospace Public Limited Company, on 1 January 1981. On 4 February 1981 the government sold 51.57% of its shares. The British government sold its remaining shares in 1985, maintaining a £1 Golden Share which allows it veto foreign control of the board or company.
The GEC merger to create a UK company compared to what would have been an Anglo-German firm, made the possibility of further penetration of the United States (US) defence market more likely. The company, initially called "New British Aerospace", was officially formed on 30 November 1999 and known as BAE Systems.
This Campaign is dedicated to the many different types of Aircraft that BEA and its amalgamated companies have designed and built over the years
Any of the following can be built for the campaign:
Airbus A320 family
Avion de Transport Supersonique Futur
British Aerospace EAP
BAE Harrier II
BAe Hawker 800
BAe Jetstream 41
BAe Sea Harrier
BAe / Aerospatiale Concorde
BAe / Avro 748
BAe / Avro Vulcan
BAe / BAC Strikemaster
BAe / Blackburn Buccaneer
BAe / English Electric Canberra
BAe / English Electric Lightning
BAe / Handley Page Jetstream
BAe / Handley Page Victor
BAe / Hawker Hunter
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Harrier
Harrier Jump Jet
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Trident
BAe / Hunting Jet Provost
McDonnell Douglas / BAe AV-8B Harrier II
McDonnell Douglas / BAe T-45 Goshawk
BAe / Saab JAS 39 Gripen
BAe / Scottish Aviation Bulldog
BAe / Vickers VC10
Panavia Tornado ADV
The Rules and Regs
1) Any aircraft from the above list is allowed.
2) no starting before the campaign and the model should be complete at the end of the campaign.
3) Build logs and lots of posting are encouraged.
4) Stand alone or Dio's allowed.
5) Work in Progress Pics must be posted in the Official Campaign thread...
6) At least 2 Clear Pictures of the finished model must be posted in the Official Campaign Gallery to be awarded the Campaign Ribbon
7) all scales are welcome.
8) and last but not least have fun.
Entrants are welcome to complete more than one build, but only one ribbon will be awarded.